This type of platter, or 'tension tray', is surprisingly quick and easy to learn and create - so you will certainly be able to make more than one during this workshop, allowing you to experiment with different colours, shapes and handles. Use your finished platter for serving/displaying fruit, mince pies (my favourite!), bread, etc; or as a trivet for hot pots and pans; or simply display it as a thing of beauty! NB: This workshop is also available at Winchester Adult Education, Weeke, on Friday 19th October - see “Also Teaching at …” tab.
£55 - includes all materials, use of tools, and refreshments.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, but please bear in mind that a certain amount of manual strength and dexterity is required when working with willow. The projects covered on my workshops have been selected for their relative simplicity and suitability for beginners. Throughout the workshop students may need to use specialist basketry tools (provided), many of which are either sharp or pointed, so a sensible approach to personal safety is essential!
Class size is limited to 6 participants so that I can provide maximum individual attention.
Refreshments are provided – please bring a packed lunch.
A work apron is recommended.